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What TV show do you consider “can’t-miss TV”?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 19, 2010

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Life.’ It’s really interesting, it’s all true and you find out things you didn’t know about.”

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“I’m a single mom of one, and I work two jobs. I’m a little too busy for TV.”

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Masterpiece Mystery’ — it’s exciting to watch, it’s great drama, and they have great production values. You can tell they’re not a set.”

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Family Guy.’ It’s hilarious.”


RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

Can't miss TV? Quite a few of them actually. That's one of the reasons the guns are kept in the vault.

Chrissy Neibarger 6 years, 1 month ago

I miss that show so much... thanks for making me weepy again.

looza 6 years, 1 month ago

Sanford & Son followed closely by Cops. My day aint complete until I watch my 2 favorite shows.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm still waiting for the second episode of Turn-On. Hope Tim Conway will be the host again.

Mike Hatch 6 years, 1 month ago

Wasn't that the show that was cancelled before the first episode finished airing?

Bill Lee 6 years, 1 month ago

Andy McKee may be the best flat-picker on the planet.

trinity 6 years, 1 month ago

absolutely agree, kantubek-Breaking Bad. that is one incredibly great show! i have to throw big bang theory in there too-love it! oh-and amazing race. oh my gravy! :)

Jeff Cuttell 6 years, 1 month ago

spacehog- have you just named everything on television? Get a job.

David Lignell 6 years, 1 month ago

Have to agree. And who cares about some stinkin' job. How can you work for the man when there's so many quality shows on TV (Please note sarcasm, DS)

Kyle Neuer 6 years, 1 month ago

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Need humor.

whats_going_on 6 years, 1 month ago

hahah, this is a weird thing to admit, but for some reason if I had cable, I could leave it on the weather channel all day. Not even to really "watch" it, but to have it on in the background. Even though their programming is the exact same until evening.

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

Still waiting for the "Cops" episode with sank4ever, her husband and all their relatives

schula 6 years, 1 month ago

Castle, Dirty Jobs, Jeopardy! , Deadliest Catch

I_Bejewel 6 years, 1 month ago

Absolutely can't miss Breaking Bad. My husband just bought the first two seasons on dvd for me and he decided to watch it. Now he's hooked.

Also love Hell's Kitchen and Intervention.

ferrislives 6 years, 1 month ago

House, Caprica, NCIS, and Chopped. I also enjoy John Stewart and Colbert from time to time.

TheGreatOz 6 years, 1 month ago

I cannot miss "NCIS" or "Criminal Minds."

meggers 6 years, 1 month ago

Dexter, Nurse Jackie, The United States of Tara, Top Chef, Chopped, Washington Journal, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Treme, The Colbert Report....not that I watch all that much TV ;)

schula 6 years, 1 month ago

Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef

Anything with Mike Rowe in it or narrated by him!

Sw33tKatt 6 years, 1 month ago

You can Also get Breaking Bad at this website in case you forget to remember to watch.

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

I loved "All in the Family" and the "Archie Bunker" show but they can not show it anymore as it would be rated R. How can something so popular that was already shown on TV never be seen again? Stinks....Meathead!

asbury 6 years, 1 month ago

Nothing. I could live without TV forever. I only go to it when I need some "mind numbing". I will admit though, that there are some interesting informative educational programs....So while "numbing" whatever is troubling me at the moment, I can usually learn somthing....Learned all about "Stealth Submarines" the other day... Kinda scary.

meggers 6 years, 1 month ago


They do show All in the Family on TV Land. I agree, great show.

Some other shows it would be cool to see again: WKRP in Cincinnatti, Welcome Back Kotter, Barney Miller, Baretta, The Bob Newhart Show (the original, not the one set in Vermont...although Larry, Darrell, and Darrell were pretty funny), Mary Tyler Moore, Sanford and Son (I think that one might be on TV Land, too)...and just for kicks, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.

Why don't TV shows have catchy theme songs, anymore? What's up with that?

bkreed1960 6 years, 1 month ago

I think you can watch some of the shows you mentioned on

Linda Endicott 6 years, 1 month ago

Barney Miller is on Sun. nights on you get that on cable in Lawrence?

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 1 month ago

Boondocks, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Dexter!!

somedude20 6 years, 1 month ago

Who here misses the show Manimal. The show were some rich dude could turn into any animal. Remington Steele Night Court Airwolf Equalizer The Greatest American Hero!!!! Hunter Magnum P.I. Riptide Simon and Simon As a small human I loved these shows

mom_of_three 6 years, 1 month ago

I watch TV. I admit it. Although I love this shows, I do occassionally miss an episode. DVR is great!
Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI-NY.
And history channel.

Mike Hatch 6 years, 1 month ago

Dirty Jobs. I remember when Mike was a QVC host.

Otherwise, Match Game '73!

whats_going_on 6 years, 1 month ago

Could do without it. Don't have cable anyway.

Although Lost is one that I've gotten attached to. Thank goodness for episodes online.

ilovelucy 6 years, 1 month ago

Glee, Glee, Glee, Glee. Oh yeah, and Justified.

Chrissy Neibarger 6 years, 1 month ago

Big Bang Theory, House, Fringe and Attack of the Show. All set on the DVR so now maybe I can catch up on all them since the season is coming to an end.

Liberty275 6 years, 1 month ago

Futurama and whatever documentary is on when Futurama isn't.

Ricky_Vaughn 6 years, 1 month ago

Futurama is my favorite show of all time! Can't wait for the new episodes in June!

Ricky_Vaughn 6 years, 1 month ago

Supplemented with some Baseball Tonight, of course...

Royals 6 years, 1 month ago

That show is a must but it's not the same since Peter "Red Sox" Gammons left.

countrygirl 6 years, 1 month ago

Deadliest Catch.

I still miss Battlestar. Haven't been able to get into Caprica.

acg 6 years, 1 month ago

Daily Show, The Soup, Big Bang Theory, Fringe and Weeds.

gphawk89 6 years, 1 month ago

I personally don't think there's anything worth watching nowadays so I'll answer for my kid: Handy Manny My Friends Tigger and Pooh Special Agent Oso Dora the Explorer Go, Diego, Go The Little Einsteins Max and Ruby Imagination Movers Shawn the Sheep Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

irvan moore 6 years, 1 month ago

WOW, am i the only one who loves "The View?

Liberty275 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh yes... House. It's like taking arrogance lessons.

denak 6 years, 1 month ago

I have to admit it. I am a HGTV junkie. Love House Hunters, My First Place and Property Virgins.

This season I am hooked on "V." I was a big fan of the 1980s miniseries so I was a little leery of it at first but now I am hooked.


TopJayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

The new show America the Story of Us is pretty good. Too much content and not enough time to really lay out context of events. But good watching. And I miss Coach. That show just really cracked me up.

TopJayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

I think I may take an art class in Celeveland Miss.

Rex Russell 6 years, 1 month ago

Bing Bang Theory and that cooking show with Giada DiLaurentis.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 1 month ago

Wednesday night is my favorite night for t.v. There are so many great shows on, thank goodness for our DVR so I can tape them all and watch them throughout the week when the kiddos are in bed. Okay here's my list of can't miss shows and I know it will show my IQ level but I'm okay with that. The Middle, Modern Family, Cougartown, Criminal Minds, Top Chef, Destination Truth, The Ultimate Fighter, and yes sadly The Real World/Road Rules Challenge..... then there is also Big Love and True Blood on HBO..... True Blood comes back in June like a week after I have the baby and I'm ALMOST as excited about that show as I am about the baby.

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